Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Quinoa with Pecan Streusel

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Forget the oatmeal, mix up your breakfast hour with this decadent Pumpkin Pie Quinoa with Pecan Steusel. Quinoa is packed with protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals and makes a great healthy start to your day. Extra protein from nuts, healthy fats from creamy coconut milk, and delicious fall spices give your body (and your tastebuds!) the satisfaction its craving.


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Serves:

2 - 4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1 c
chopped pecans, divided
1 c
uncooked royal white chosen foodsquinoa
2 c
water
1 c
pumpkin puree
1/2 c
coconut milk (or milk of choice)
2 Tbsp
maple syrup
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 Tbsp
pumpkin pie spice
1 pinch
of cloves
1 tsp
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Add ½ c. of the chopped pecans to a medium saucepan. Heat over low heat until the nuts are slightly fragrant and toasted. Add the quinoa and the water to the pan and move the heat to medium. Bring to a simmer and cover. Cook for 15-20 minutes, or until quinoa is fluffy.
2
While the quinoa is cooking, prepare the Pecan Streusel by combining the remaining ½ c. chopped pecans with the 2 T. coconut sugar and 2 T. virgin coconut oil in a food processor. Pulse to combine the mixture until crumbly. Set aside.
3
Once the quinoa is cooked, turn the heat off and add the pumpkin puree, coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, pumpkin pie spice, cloves, and sea salt. Stir well to combine. Portion it into bowls and top with the Pecan Streusel to serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Breakfast
Main Ingredient: Rice/Grains
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Fat, Low Sodium, Soy Free